Brad's Beat: Franklin Miners Hall Museum History of Quilting Display

By Brad Douglas

Published 02/06 2014 06:11PM

Updated 02/06 2014 07:21PM

FRANKLIN, KS.--- With these cold nights, many of us are keeping warm with a bit of family quilting history. The Franklin Miners Hall Museum has a new display on the history of quilting. Many settlers kept warm by sewing up old scraps of clothing to make a patchwork quilt. Every bit of clothing was recycled to make bedding and quilts. One of the oldest quilts on display is from 1909, that has been passed on several generations. Organizers say they can't imagine how cold it would have been with only having a quilt at night and no central heat. 

"I can't even imagine, just like us with our cold weather. I can't imagine not having heat in a cabin during the winter when it was zero degrees," said Elma Hurt, Quilter. 

The display will be up until the end of March and is free to the public. 

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